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South Sudan rival forces claim victories in multiple places

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January 8, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan rival forces have issued separate statements in which both claimed to have captured areas initially controlled by each of the two opposing factions.

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Arms and light weapons have been used by both warring parties in South Sudan to commit abuses (Photo courtesy of SSANSA)

Key government officials and military officers in Upper Nile told Sudan Tribune in a series of interview that their forces repulsed attempted attacks on their positions by the armed opposition fighters allied to rebel leader, Riek Machar in around Nasir town.

Gajiok territories under Latjor state, according to a government official, have taken from armed opposition fighters he described as anti-peace elements. The SPLM-IO forces loyal to FVP, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, he said, captured Nordeng, Dhuoreding, Torpuot, Ketbek, Nyariew and Mandeng on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

These operations, he further explained, were carried out under the command of one Gen. Nasir Ruot Geng for whom he called for congratulations “for the job well done”.

“I want to declare today that the entire Gajiok area is free from Riek Machar," said Gordon Buay, one of South Sudanese diplomats to its mission in Washington.

Meanwhile South Sudanese rebels under the command and leadership of Machar announced that they had captured Morobo county in Yei River state in Equatoria region.

The armed opposition faction (SPLA-IO) military spokesman, William Gatjiath Deng said in a statement issued on Saturday that the SPLA-IO forces managed to capture Morobo county after an attack on their positions by pro-government troops in the area.

"Now, the gallant SPLA-IO forces are in full control of Morobo county,” said Deng.

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  • 8 January 2017 19:27, by Midit Mitot

    Crook person call Gordon Buay talking blindly with his bloody tongue while he does not know Nasir areas, look at his mess, SPLA-IA did not reach those places @yaaaa forks.

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    • 9 January 2017 09:37, by Akuma

      midit,

      SPLM-IO under Riek Machar are in disarray as their commanders are being killed. So watch for new news to come.

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    • 9 January 2017 09:37, by Akuma

      midit,

      SPLM-IO under Riek Machar are in disarray as their commanders are being killed. So watch for new news to come.

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  • 8 January 2017 21:01, by Eastern

    Kiir and cohorts love acting stupid. Kiir’s been warned by his colleague that a revolution looms!

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  • 9 January 2017 00:42, by Kush Natives

    Well done SPLA- IG! There’s no peace w/o instability in the country side, unless locals are totally free from army robberies called IO. Next move is Fagak, those IO bandits must be disarm!

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    • 9 January 2017 02:51, by Malakal county Simon

      Empty congratulations message.

      The People’s moment SPML_IO still in control of Nasir as usual as we speak leave alone those areas being mentioned.... The dying soldiers of government, were chased back to their trenches.... So don’t let’s desperate Gordon Buay lure you in with his fake dreams citizens because that’s what he is getting pay for!!!! Shame-on him

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  • 9 January 2017 05:30, by Son of Nuer

    What a big liar is this, Mr Gordon Buay , don’t blindfold your government also it was not your work it was work of SPLM IG Military spokesperson once you lie you will be caught by Paul Malong Awan any way shame on you for your false words

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    • 9 January 2017 07:17, by Martin K

      You continue to spread propaganda but you will one day get tired. You are in the comfort of foreign cities, yet you don’t know what is happening on ground. You are just a poor internet soldiers for nothing.

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  • 9 January 2017 05:53, by Eyez

    Well done to the people’s freedom fighters for trashing the Matiang Ayor government malitia of Kiir at Morobo and overtaking the town.

    The gallant forces of SPLM /IO in Equatoria are coming to Juba and all Jienge are targets, especially the members of the JCE and their families and relatives.

    We are going to disconnect all MTN shitheads from Equatorian soil and make sure they relocate.

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    • 9 January 2017 08:41, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      U are surrendering now in big numbers daily and at the same time coming to take juba,why dont u be ashamed of yourselves,u dont have a power or heart to sustain the fights and that is why you all runs with abobas to the Ugandan camps.Shameeeeee!

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    • 9 January 2017 12:36, by king kush

      Lucky you the editor is on your side so talk (tihs).so you want to kill all Dinkas.? ok good luck with that (hctib).

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  • 9 January 2017 08:46, by Dengda

    I don’t think Gordon Bouy know his job as diplomat! If he does he should not act as spoke person nor making wild rumours while he not in the country. But should play crucial role in support from other country and echo the positive think such importance of National Dialogue and absence himself in celebration battle field victory. chanting that victory win no foreign interest.

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    • 9 January 2017 14:57, by Chang Kuony

      Breaking News

      Mathiang Anyor’s camp in Bentiu hit by mass defection yesterday. About 250 strong men in uniform under Colonel Kuong Kulang declared their allegiance to SPLAIO under Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. Soon Bentiu will be declare us strong hold of SPLM IO. Victory is our moto _ no retreat neither defeat. Salva Kiir and his puppy dog Taban Deng Gai must go for peace and stability to restore

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